LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) -- A wolf-German Shepherd hybrid that attacked cattle and then broke out of a county animal control van near Ft. Myers has been shot and killed by Lee County authorities.
The wolf-dog, who was named Max, was turned over to authorities last week by its owner when the animal attacked some cattle. The dog escaped from the back of an animal control van. It had been spotted in recent days, including once when he walked through the background of a live TV report.
Authorities have spent the last several days searching for the dog because they feared it would be aggressive to other animals and children.
On Tuesday morning, deputies spotted Max and shot at him five times. The animal was struck three times, then ran for a quarter of a mile before he was picked up by officers.
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